Reading List: Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life

This may seem like a touchy-feely book. It’s actually a serious and readable presentation of the neuroscience, lifestyle, psychological and even evolutionary principles that enable humans to thrive in the face of adversity. Moore and Phillips, a management coach and an M.D., both affiliated with Harvard University, say a set of needs and drives have, over time, evolved into subpersonalities or “differentiated selves.” Expressed as emotions, and when properly understood, they can be beneficial. The authors show how to identify and manage the parts of this internal system.

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Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life
By Margaret Moore, Edward Phillips and John Hanc
September; William Marrow Paperbacks; $17

 

This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

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